Collection Items

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    L' Après-Midi d'un Faune (choreographic poem) Article. Music by Claude Debussy; libretto based on a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky; premiere on 29 May 1912, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Nijinsky’s stark and erotic choreography was criticized by the Parisian press as obscene. Dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein agreed to perform the role of the Nymph but, after only one rehearsal, she...
    • Contributor: Debussy, Claude - Bakst, Léon - Nijinsky, Vaslav
    • Date: 1912-05-29
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    Jeux (poem dansé) Article. Music by Claude Debussy; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky; premiere on 15 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, the work was performed fewer than ten times.
    • Contributor: Debussy, Claude - Bakst, Léon - Nijinsky, Vaslav
    • Date: 1913-05-15
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    Le Sacre du Printemps (ballet in 2 acts) Article. Music by Igor Stravinsky; libretto by Igor Stravinsky and Nikolai Roerich; sets and costumes by Nikolai Roerich; choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky; premiere on 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris. [The ballet was restaged with choreography by Léonide Massine in 1920.]
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Roerich, Nikolai - Nijinsky, Vaslav
    • Date: 1913-05-29
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    Till Eulenspiegel (ballet) Article. Music by Richard Strauss; libretto by Vaslav Nijinsky, after Charles de Costersets and costumes by Robert Edmond Jones; choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky; premiere on 23 October 1916, Manhattan Opera House, New York.
    • Contributor: Strauss, Richard - Nijinsky, Vaslav - Jones, Robert Edmond
    • Date: 1916-10-23